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This chapter explores four other Asian countries, noticeably Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines and their relationship with the chemical industry. All countries in the region experienced updates in their chemical regulations. Therefore the question is posed to what extent is their chemical regulation similar and to what degree EU REACH was reflected during domestic reform process?
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EHS (Environmentally Hazardous Substance) is defined under Section 2 of the Environmental Quality Act of 1974 (Act 127) as „Any natural or artificial substances including any raw material, whether in a solid, semi-solid or liquid form, or in the form of gas or vapour, or in a mixture of at least two of these substances or any living organism intended for any environmental protection, conservation and control activity, which can cause pollution„.
The EHS Reference List is based on European Annex VI to the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (Awang and Ghazali 2010: 5) which highlights the normative dimension of the EU norms.
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